“Radiation in New Zealand food is not from Fukushima” ?
Posted by te2ataria on September 22, 2016
Raise your [third] hand if you can verify the following information:
“Two post-Fukushima meltdown studies [conducted by the government] have found radiation in New Zealand food: but fear not – it is merely harmless remains [REALLY?] from nuclear testing decades ago.
[FOOD SAFETY MUCH?]
“While conspiracy posts on social media may have people thinking that harmful levels of radiation were making their way to New Zealand, and into the seafood we eat, science has proven that is not the case [REALLY?]
“After the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, which caused a meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries [MPI] commissioned two studies to look at radiation making its way into the New Zealand diet.
“By examining 40 foods including farmed salmon, shellfish and wild fish they have found that the radioactive version of caesium at levels less than 0.1 per cent of the international guidance limit for contamination.”
“Not only were the elements expected to be found in Fukushima fallout not present, but modelling showed it would be about 10 years before it reached New Zealand – and by then it would not be at harmful levels,” MPI mouthpiece said.
Other Selected Headlines:
Wellington Guillain-Barre Syndrome case under investigation
“A patient is in intensive care in Wellington Hospital with Guillain Barre Syndrome – the debilitating condition linked to campylobacter outbreaks such as the one that hit Havelock North.
[Water Safety Much?]
“However, health authorities say they are still investigating whether the Wellington case is linked to last month’s Hawke’s Bay outbreak which left an estimated 5200 the Havelock North residents suffering from gastro illness.” http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/84507285/wellington-hospital-treating-guillain-barre-syndrome-patient
Queenstown’s The Helicopter Line has four crashes in three years
Indian man killed by train, mobile phone blamed [NATURALLY!]
24-year-old Tejas Patel was hit and killed by a train at Auckland’s Morningside station. And in the old kiwi tradition the authorities, Transport Accident Investigation Commission,blame him, the victim, for the fatal collision.
[Rail Safety Much?]
The commission admitted, however, “there was insufficient protection at the bottom of the platform ramp to prevent pedestrians inadvertently walking out in front of trains.”
Nimesha Patel, the victim’s mother, has joined voices calling for safety at New Zealand rail crossings, following the incident which killed her only child. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/84536892/Pedestrian-killed-by-train-may-have-been-distracted-by-using-his-phone
Yet another body recovered near Kaitaia in the Far North
Police say they have recovered a body from a rural bush area 20 minutes east of Kaitaia. And … that they have been searching in the area since yesterday using cadaver dogs and a specialist search unit from Auckland.
“We believe the body may have been there for some time and it has been a methodical process to preserve any potential evidence. We have been assisted today by a Pathologist and several scientists from ESR in Auckland.” http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-recovered-during-search-rural-area-east-kaitaia
[See if you can spot at least FOUR logical fallacies in the police statement.]
The F**ing Cowards of New Zealand
Father charged with fleeing Exclusive Brethren triple fatality
Exclusive Brethren Russell Stewart has pleaded not guilty to seven charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing death or injury, and one charge of failing to remain at an accident. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11714784
Our Racist Justice System: A Korean-born New Zealand resident suspected of killing a woman in China should be extradited to China, frigging racist Justice Minister Amy Adams has decided [TWICE.]
Kyung Yup Kim, 41, who spent his 40th birthday in custody in 2015, has been held in custody without a charge for more than five years while the extradition process continued.
Kim, who has two teenage children, has repeatedly denied meeting the woman who was killed in Shanghai or having anything to do with her death in December 2009.
Kim’s lawyers said there was “overwhelming credible evidence of routine use of torture and ill-treatment” in China, particularly to extract confessions.